UP : Yew (Baja)
Terror stuck Britannian citizens again
yesterday. Another in a series of what appears to be organized
monster attacks hit the land. This time, the focus of the
attack was the peace-loving city of Yew. The attack was centered
on the city's Empath
Abbey and the attackers were dire wolves. "I frequently
go up on the roof of the Abbey to relax and gaze out into
the forest at the giant Yew trees," said Durin, one of
the Abbey's caretakers, "This time as I looked out into
the beautiful Yew forest, I saw a sight that scared me out
of my mind!"
That sight was dozens of dire wolves roaming in packs and preying on
the hunters roaming the countryside. Taking on six to seven dire wolves is not advisable
to any but the most seasoned warrior, and the lone hunters were forced to flee for their
lives until help arrived.
The town criers were immediately alerted, and the call
to arms went out with the greatest speed. Then many brave warriors inside the Abbey rushed
out into the woods to try to turn the wolf pack away from the city. The battle raged on at
length, but the warriors were eventually victorious. "Those dire wolves are an
exceptionally tough breed," said Master Warrior Argath of the fighting Yew defenders,
"They are much tougher than most of the other types of wolves, except possibly those
fire-breathing hell hounds. And when the dire wolves roam in packs... well, I shudder to
think of what would happen if that pack had gotten lose inside the city walls. I'm not
sure even the guards could have turned back such a giant horde."
Like some of the more recent attacks on the cities of our land, this
attack seemed to be organized by other monsters. This exclusive image obtained by the Town
Cryer shows an ogre lord herding the dire wolves into the attack on the city. Could
this be a sign of some greater evil? Are the monsters of the land starting to work
together? As many warriors know, the ogre lord is a powerful evil, often delivering death
in one or two blows to even the most heavily armored fighters. However, organizing an
attack on a city would seem to be beyond the mental capabilities of the brutish ogre.
Citizens are warned to keep an eye out for these roving, organized bands of monsters.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Sunday, March 15th 1998